10th Dec, 2019

No change in Droitwich divisions following county elections

Lorna Morris 5th May, 2017 Updated: 12th May, 2017

THERE is no change in the Droitwich divisions following the Worcestershire County Council elections after the Conservatives held on to all four seats.

The results, announced after the count today (Friday) saw the Tories take all four seats – Bowbrook, Droitwich East, Droitwich West and Ombersley.

 

Tony Miller (Bowbrook) and Peter Tomlinson (Ombersley) held onto their seats while current town and district councillors Bob Brookes (Droitwich East) and Richard Morris (Droitwich West) won the other two to ensure no change in the political make-up.

Coun Brookes said he felt ‘honoured’ and ‘privileged’ that people had placed their faith in him to be their county councillor for Droitwich East.

“I feel being on the town, district and county councils means I will be able to do more for the residents I represent.

“When it comes to issues I will be able to give a more ‘joined-up’ response.

” I feel very humbled by the trust given to me and I am committed to working hard on behalf of all residents and our town for the next four years.”

He added he wanted to thank everyone who had voted for him and supported him during the campaign.

Coun Morris said: “I’m very proud to have been elected as county councillor for Droitwich West as it is where I grew up – it is a kind of homecoming for me.

He also thanked everyone who voted for him and those who supported him.

Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens all joined the Conservatives had candidates in all four areas, while Peter Jewell (UKIP) stood in Bowbrook.

Of the 57 seats across the county, the Conservatives gained 11 but lost one meaning they are up by eight seats.

Labour has lost two, putting the party on ten overall.

The Liberal Demcrats gained one and lost one, so remain on three

And of the other parties / independents there has only been one gain (Alvechurch) and seven seats lost.

The overall turn-out across the county was 35 per cent – an increase of over 5.25 per cent on the one in 2013 (39.75)

The overall picture on Worcestershire County Council

Across the county, all 57 seats have now been declared.

The Conservatives have gained 11 but lost one – Independent Charles Hotham took Alvechurch – meaning they are up by eight seats.

Labour has lost two, putting the party on ten overall.

The Liberal Demcrats have gained one and lost one, so they remain on three

And of the other parties / independents there has only been one gain (Alvechurch) and seven seats lost.

The overall turn-out across the county was 35 per cent – an increase of over 5.25 per cent on the one in 2013 (39.75)

 

How it looks overall

Conservative – 40

Labour – 10

Lib Dem – 3

Other – 4

 

Here are the results for the Droitwich divisions:

 

Bowbrook – CON HOLD

TONY MILLER (CON) – 2,152 – Elected

Steve Ainsworth (Lab) – 357

John Littlechild (Lib Dem) – 354

Peter Jewell (UKIP) – 133

Edward Cohen (Green) – 122

 

Droitwich East – CON HOLD

BOB BROOKES (CON) – 1,981 – Elected

Val Humphries (Lab) – 415

Margaret Rowley (Lib Dem) – 419

Jane Zurek (Green) – 125

 

Droitwich West – CON HOLD

RICHARD MORRIS (CON) – 1,105 – Elected

Alan Humphries (Lab) – 510

Rod Hopkins (Lib Dem) – 287

Neil Franks (Green) – 167

 

Ombersley – CON HOLD

PETER TOMLINSON (CON) – 2,153 – Elected

Charlie Chan (Lab) – 242

Peter Evans (Lib Dem) – 285

Nicola Porter (Green) – 105

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